In my last post, I discussed building a lightweight VMware infrastructure for a customer using a Synology RS2414RP+ NAS. Today, I wanted to do some performance testing and baselining to get an idea of the kind of load it would support. To do this, I used a VMware Fling called VMware I/O Analyzer. A Fling is an ad-hoc tool built by VMware engineers or the community as one-off side projects.
Last year, I picked up a Synology Diskstation DS412+. This is a great little NAS. It’s affordable, consisting of basically just a backplane and a chassis. You supply your own hard drives. I bought it because I needed a local server that could stream media to a Roku and it fit the bill perfectly. One of the cool side benefits is that this model supports NFS, iSCSI and VAAI primitives, so it will make a nifty target for my VMware lab. I’ll talk about all that in a later post. In this one, I want to talk about dynamic DNS.